Ended Logistics Officer (Cluster)

The Job

Contract type: National Professional Officer (NO)

Contract duration:  1 year with possibility of extension

Duty Station:   Aden - Yemen

Application deadline:  25 May 2020 @11:59 p.m. (Yemen time)


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving Lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

In 2019, WFP is scaling up its Yemen operations aiming to provide 12 million people with monthly food assistance through direct food distributions, vouchers or cash and nutritional support to nearly 3 million pregnant and nursing women and children under 5.


To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.


Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Cluster coordinator, and coordinating closely with the WFP Logistic Coordinator Officer, the incumbent will carry out the following tasks:

  • Identify / reassess and prioritize key logistic bottlenecks and gaps impeding delivery of essential assistance by the humanitarian community;
  • Coordinate  and disseminate of logistic information on available transport and storage (Inter-Agencies LCA) and infrastructures in the region;
  • Recommend to partners standard operation procedures, alternative logistic solutions and a cost/benefit analysis for each solution;
  • Represent the Logistics Cluster at Inter-Cluster and other related coordination meetings;
  • In support of the Logistics Cluster coordinator, organize and if required chair Inter-Cluster and other related coordination meetings;
  • Prepare funding proposals to the CERF and pooled fund and other donor funding mechanisms; 
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of approved proposals;
  • Where necessary, identify and mobilize resources (i.e. financial, HR, assets) for services provided by the Cluster or other Cluster participants;
  • Negotiate facilitation measures with local authorities and/or government counterparts on behalf of the Logistics Cluster when required;
  • Ensure adequate logistics preparedness through the Inter-Agencies contingency planning;
  • Coordinate and monitor dispatchers of Inter-Agency transport;
  • Provide inputs to relevant Information Management products related to the Logistics Cluster operations;
  • Liaise with relevant actors to avoid congestion on logistics infrastructures & assets (supplying corridors, transport, local suppliers, etc) and to ensure proper coordination of the aid flows.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

At least 3 years progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian logistics, incl. land, shipping or air transport and logistics/transport operations; extra years of relevant experience, especially in the Humanitarian sector, will be considered an asset.

Ideally the staff member should have experience in:

  • Good understanding / experience of the Humanitarian reform / the Cluster Approach
  • Emergency logistics assessments and analysis
  • Emergency preparedness and contingency planning
  • Emergency Inter-agency coordination including managing Inter-agency meetings

               -      Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English (enter other WFP language, if applicable) is required

               -     Basic knowledge of (enter secondary WFP language, if applicable) would be a plus

·              -     Yemeni citizenship.


• Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.
• Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
• Experience in dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.
• Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.
• Experience in warehouse and commodity management.
• Experience working with corporate systems (databases, software).



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Management and Optimization Analyses context of country challenges in order to lead the design and management of supply chain network, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges, to ensure operational optimization.
Planning, Project & Resource Management Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.
Information Management & Reporting Ability to proactively identify gaps in information and findings, analyse and evaluate information, develop statistics, and translate into information management products to facilitate decision making and demonstrate performance.
Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
Warehouse and Inventory Management Plans, coordinates and manages service providers and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient, and sustainable operating procedures in the face of changing climates and conditions within region of expertise.
Technical Assistance and Coordination Actively establishes and maintains networks, leads coordination and the provision of technical assistance, while demonstrating the ability to represent WFP to a broad spectrum of key stakeholders (e.g. providing services, and working with NDMOs/NDMAs).


  1. The applicant should be a Yemeni national
  2. Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted
  3. Applications must be submitted online with:
  • Use English language only
  • Indicate all your job TOR
  • indicate clear years of experience with each job (Month/Year)
  1. WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.
  2. WFP staff on FT contracts must have completed one year in the current position to be eligible to apply for another FT position.
  3. By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.
How to Apply

To view the job description and apply to the mentioned vacancies, please go to the link associated to the VA you want to apply to

Link For Non-WFP candidates: Logs Officer NOB (Cluster) - External

Link for WFP Staff: Logs Officer NOB (Cluster) - Internal

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  • Employer: WFP
  • Category: Logistics
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 12 May 2020
  • Deadline: 25 May 2020